Congratulations to Robert Goodspeed, Scott Lieske, Jeffrey Hamerlinck, and Gustavo Arciniegas, who all gave presentations on CommunityViz projects and research at CUPUM 2013: The 13th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management. The conference took place July 2nd-July 5th at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. To learn more about the conference, take a look at their website: http://cupum2013.geo.uu.nl/
Have you done something good with CommunityViz lately? Let us know!
Placeways is collecting and publishing CommunityViz case studies that tell the world about your work and about CommunityViz. You can see samples on the CommunityViz website.
These easy-to-read, 2-page reports are very popular with current and future CommunityViz users alike. They’re a free, high-visibility way to showcase your successes, and of course they’re wonderful for CommunityViz, too.
It’s easy — we do (almost) all the work! All we need from you is your story, time for a telephone interview, and some nice screenshots or photos. We do the writing, formatting and production.
If you think you have a project that might qualify for this opportunity, please e-mail us at service (at) placeways (dot) com.
In addition to our special Academic prices for schools who are using CommunityViz for education and research, Placeways is now pleased to introduce Student Licenses for individual students.
Read more about the CommunityViz Student Licensing on our site or email us at service (at) placeways (dot) com for more information.
The Journal of Conservation Planning (Vol 9, 2013) recently published the article “Supporting cross-sector, cross-domain planning through interoperating toolkits”. The article discusses the potential usefulness of combining CommunityViz and other decision support tools into one framework in order to more easily assess alternative scenarios across land, coastal, and estuarine domains. The article is based on projects performed jointly by NatureServe, NOAA Coastal Services Center, Mission Aransas NERR, PlaceMatters, Placeways, and others. The entire article is available here.
Our article “CommunityViz: Planning on Your Feet” was recently featured in the April 2013 e-journal publication of the Regional and Intergovernmental Planning Division of the American Planning Association.
The article discusses why CommunityViz is “collaborative in a way the information makes sense to people and people make sense to each other.” The full article is available here: CommunityViz: Planning on Your Feet.
Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth or attended our sessions at APA Chicago last weekend! We think that the conference was a great success, and we enjoyed the opportunity to talk to so many of you about CommunityViz.
See you in Atlanta in 2014!
We hope to see you at APA’s 2013 National Planning Conference in Chicago this weekend. We will be at booth number 532. Stop by to meet Placeways staff, learn about the latest CommunityViz updates, watch demos, and try out one of the newest planning technologies: the We Table.
Also look for Doug Walker’s session presentations on Saturday and Sunday:
- Session S441: Web-Based Fiscal Impact Modeling (4/13- 4:00 p.m.– 5:15 p.m.)
- Session S200: Tech Showcase: Geodesign Strategies for Urban Planning (4/14- 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.)
The EBM Tools Network recently released a free guide to coastal climate planning tools, Tools for Coastal Climate Adaptation Planning: A guide for selecting tools to assist with ecosystem-based climate planning.
The guide talks about CommunityViz and numerous other tools in different coastal climate adaptation planning situations.
Read on for the press release and a link to the guide:
EBM Tools Network Releases Free guide to coastal climate planning tools
Arlington, Virginia (March 14, 2013)—The potential impacts of climate change are already influencing the choices that coastal communities, resource managers, and conservation practitioners are making for ecosystems and infrastructure. To help planners and managers prepare for the far-reaching effects of these changes, the EBM Tools Network today released a free publication, Tools for Coastal Climate Adaptation Planning: A guide for selecting tools to assist with ecosystem-based climate planning.
The guide is designed to assist practitioners responsible for understanding and preparing for climate-related effects. By focusing on software and web-based applications that leverage geospatial information, Tools for Coastal Adaptation Planning will help these professionals account for the health and well-being of ecosystems and human communities in projects and plans.
The guide targets practitioners and decision makers involved in conservation, local planning, and the management of coastal zones, natural resources, protected areas, habitat, and watersheds in the coastal United States including the Great Lakes. In addition to detailed information about a key collection of visualization, modeling, and decision support tools, Tools for Coastal Climate Adaptation Planning offers instructive case studies about how other professionals have successfully applied the tools in a several coastal communities in the United States. Professionals from inland and international regions will also benefit from the guide’s tool information and lessons.
Funded with the support of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and the Keith Campbell Foundation for the Environment, Tools for Coastal Climate Adaptation Planning can be downloaded for free at www.natureserve.org/climatetoolsguide.
Keep your software humming with the latest FREE update for Version 4.3.
To install it, follow these quick steps:
- Close CommunityViz and ArcGIS
- From your computer’s Start button, go to All Programs | CommunityViz | Check for Scenario 360 Updates…
- Follow the on-screen instructions to install the latest version
- Reactive your license:
- Go to All Programs | CommunityViz | Activate License
- When prompted to Select License Type, choose “Existing License File”
- When prompted to Find License File, choose Browse
- By default, you will be taken to C:\Program Files (x86)\CommunityViz\Scenario 360\. Choose the file Scenario 360.lf and click Open. If you have placed your license file somewhere else, browse to that location.
- Finish the license activation wizard
- Enjoy the latest and best version of CommunityViz!
Placeways is excited to announce a new training event for the New Year. Classroom training is a three day comprehensive overview of CommunityViz software and applications taught by experienced instructors and consultants. Whether you are new to the software or just looking to get more out of your work, this course will guide you through the full spectrum of possibilities. Take advantage of this great opportunity to learn from the experts!
When: March 6-8, 2013
Where: Boulder, CO
Simply follow the link below for more information and to enroll online today!